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Photo of athletic directors and Sen. Mitt Romney at the event.
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Debate is heating up on how universities should move forward after the NCAA’s recent announcement that college athletes may be paid for the rights to use their name, image and likeness. 

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Utah State University and Maverik Inc. released the terms of a 6.3 million dollar stadium deal Tuesday. The agreement means that the Aggies now have the money needed to renovate their stadium, and Maverik gets to put their name on it.

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Westminster College held a celebration on campus Friday for the 23 students who recently competed in Sochi. The liberal arts school had more student-athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games than any other college or university in the country.

Leading the parade was the Westminster Griffin, followed by a stream of Olympic athletes. Halfpipe skier Maddie Bowman came in with a gold medal around her neck, and stepped up to the podium with the help of some crutches.